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Thyme, Snowdrift (Thymus serpyllum)


Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Ideal Pot Plant
Height: Creeping
Aspect: Full sun
Soil Type: Well drained
Uses: Decorative
Care: Trim back immediately after flowering and brush away clippings
Usually available: All year but usually April to September
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 2 - see 'Description' tab below

Thyme, Snowdrift (Thymus serpyllum)

Thyme, Snowdrift – Thymus serpyllum

Thyme, Snowdrift – Thymus serpyllum is a gorgeous variety not to be confused with Albus.  Although creeping, it does form more of a close growing mat. Darker more rounded leaves make it a wonderful companion to Lilac Time Thyme or Caborn Wine and Roses. White flowers over the summer that are also particularly attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Grow in a well drained, sunny position. Because of the striking white flowers, this variety works when grown with other Thymes that have red or pink flowers. The creeping habit means it looks great in rockeries or stone paths where it can grow in between the cracks. Also looks good in pots or containers.

Cut back after flowering.



Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 2 – Will survive an average British winter providing it is planted in well draining soil.

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).


Additional information

Weight0.5 kg


Life Cycle



Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Not culinary


No Scent

Herb Group

Thyme (Creeping)



Pot Size

1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant, 2 Litre potted plant

Width / Spread



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